This blog is dedicated to Stones goddesses Marianne Faithfull and Anita Pallenberg, whose beauty and strength I find limitlessly inspiring (and whose photos I've spent thousands of dollars collecting and hundreds of hours scanning, so please, read the disclaimer at the bottom of the page, and don't re-post them without credit). This means you, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc., people.
Miss Marianne Faithfull:
(Born December 29, 1946) Songs she inspired: She Smiled Sweetly, Let's Spend The Night Together, She's Like A Rainbow, You Can't Always Get What You Want, Wild Horses, I Got The Blues, 100 Years Ago, Winter
Miss Anita Pallenberg:
(Born April 6, 1942) Songs she inspired: You Got The Silver, Sister Morphine (words by Marianne), Wild Horses, Coming Down Again, Angie, Beast Of Burden, All About You
Thursday, July 8, 2010
The Rolling Stones Tour Of The Americas - 1975
The press conference:
Keith and that ubiquitous scarf:
Bianca makes the white house. With Jack Ford:
Mick celebrates his 32nd birthday:
Anita and Keith:
Giant phalluses and elephant security. The Rolling Stones' 1975 tour, called "Tour Of The Americas" (TOTA) was the most epic tour of its kind to date. It started off with a bang - a "press conference" where the boys played "Brown Sugar" on a flatbed truck rolling through 5th avenue, shocking journalists and the public. The tour began on June 3 in Texas and culminated on August 8 in Buffalo (despite its name, North America - US and Canada - were the only countries the Stones' played because of security concerns in South America). Christopher Simmon Sykes and Annie Leibovitz took many photos of the tour, featured in the great book "The Rolling Stones On Tour" (hard to find, but I got a beat-up copy on Amazon last year) and Genesis Publications' epic "Tour Of The Americas '75", which like all of their books, is outrageously expensive (well, maybe not outrageous, but I certainly haven't saved the £350 needed to purchase it). This tour was the first with Ronnie Wood on guitar for Mick Taylor, who had quit the band, and the camraderie between the Stones (especially Woodie and Keith) was tangible due to his presence. Bianca and Anita were surprisingly along for (some of) the ride, as well as German stunner Uschi Obermaier (most likely not when Miss B and Angie were around), who was seeing Keith and Mick at the time. Sadly I don't have any scans of Uschi, although I'm sure most of you have seen the pics.